‘Wel­come The Whales’ Cel­e­brates Hump­backs, Marine Lessons

MidWeek Islander (Windward Oahu) - - Windward Oahu Islander -

Fans of the hump­back whale can learn more about them and sup­port learn­ing in Koolauloa at the same time this Satur­day at Tur­tle Bay Re­sort.

The an­nual “Wel­come the Whales” cel­e­bra­tion runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Satur­day at two loca- tions on the re­sort grounds, of­fer­ing a va­ri­ety of free ac­tiv­i­ties and ex­hibits, lec­tures, walks and films. Whale sea­son here is Novem­ber through April, so a live whale show also is pos­si­ble.

Pro­ceeds from ven­dor booths will ben­e­fit the North Shore Ocean Ed­u­ca­tion Coali­tion (NSOEC), which brings marine ed­u­ca­tion projects to area chil­dren.

The sched­ule is be­low. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 293-6000 or visit turtle­bayre­sort.com.

• Surfer, The Bar — Two screen­ings of the award-win­ning film, In the Wake of Giants, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

• Kuil­ima Cove — Hump­back whale ob­ser­va­tion sta­tion open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Keiki hula halau present “Help­ing Ev­ery An­gel” at 10:30 a.m.; lo­cal mu­sic by Lopaka Brown at 2:30 p.m.

Also at Kuil­ima Cove are a side­walk chalk of hump­back whale at 11 a.m.; ex­plor­ing Kawela Bay, guid- ed tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Na Kama Kai Youth Clinic of­fers stand up and ca­noe pad­dling, board shap­ing, and Hawai­ian sto­ry­telling with the world’s top stand up pad­dlers from 9 a.m. to noon.

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